Recent Stories on Sparks

April 16, 2015
Ben Chesler '15
This month, the first cohort of Embark Fellows are launching crowdfunding campaigns to support their ventures before working on them full-time after graduation. We'll be interviewing them on Swearer Sparks during the campaigns to spread the word about their inspiring ventures. 
 
Meet Ben Chesler '15, one of the founders of ImperfectLearn more and check out their video on Indiegogo until May 8
Swearer Center
April 16, 2015
Someone had gotten a text message on their phone. And then it started spreading throughout the school.
Sophie McKibben '16, Storyteller for Good
April 15, 2015

Adam and Becca are co-community fellows for Olneyville ESOL, an English-language program at William D’Abate Elementary School in Olneyville. The program offers English language and literacy classes to (mostly Latino) immigrant adults living in the school’s surrounding neighborhoods. Both of us have worked in ESOL for multiple years, as teaching assistants, lead teachers, and now in multiple roles in support of the program’s volunteers and learners. We teach with flexible syllabi in order to tailor the classes to our learner’s specific needs and strengths.

Becca Levy ‘16 and Adam Gumushian ‘15
April 13, 2015

Anne is a teacher with the MET Family Literacy Program, a program that offers free bi-weekly English classes to adult immigrants in the Providence community. With her fellow teachers, she strives to give learners confidence in their spoken and written English and to help learners achieve their specific goals.

Anne Gentry ‘15
April 10, 2015
Myron Lam '15 and Linh Tran '15
This month, the first cohort of Embark Fellows are launching crowdfunding campaigns to support their ventures before working on them full-time after graduation. We'll be interviewing them on Swearer Sparks during the campaigns to spread the word about their inspiring ventures. 
 
First up: meet Myron Lam '15 and Linh Tran '15, co-founders of Xoi Juice. Learn more and check out their video on Indiegogo until May 8
Swearer Center
April 8, 2015

The internet provides an unprecedented space for frank and open conversation about controversial issues. Read how online platforms helped one woman understand her sexuality.

Anonymous
April 6, 2015

Timmons Roberts is Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology. The Environmental Justice and Climate Change in Rhode Island TRI-lab is supported by the Swearer Center and IBES, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society.

Professor Timmons Roberts
April 3, 2015

Nick Gomez-Hall is the new Site Coordinator for the Swearer Center’s “Brown Elementary After-School Mentoring” (BEAM) program at William D’Abate Elementary School in Olneyville, which offers academic enrichment for elementary school students while simultaneously providing Brown students the opportunity to serve their community by designing and implementing curricula in local classrooms.  Nick graduated from Brown, Class of 2013, and concentrated in American Studies with a focus on Cultural Exchange and Expression between the U.S. and Latin America. 

Nick Gomez-Hall '13
April 1, 2015

Allison Woodworth is a co-coordinator for Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE), a student run organization that works to end homelessness in RI. 

Allison Woodworth ’16.5
March 30, 2015

Rachel Leiken is a former Community Fellow and a current volunteer with Brown SAT Prep, through which she has worked at Hope High School and Breakthrough Providence.

Rachel Leiken ‘16
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